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Dungeon Dweller

by PurpleTarget



Date Published

May 30, 2014

Date Built

May 9, 2014

CPU Clock Rate


CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

51.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate


GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate


GPU Temperature While Idle

23.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

49.0° C


Intention was to build a compact flexible gaming rig for the kids, with the legs and expansion potential to last a few years. At 50% memory in half the slots, for expansion later, processor has room to be replaced if needs be, and plenty of room for a video card down the line.

WIFI MOBO will allow for later relocation of computers anywhere in the house independent of Ethernet wiring. Case allowed for a compact form factor which fit into the shelves of old computer desks which were originally intended for books and binders.

Stock cooler managed to handle stress testing in and out of the case during burn-in. Not rigged or intended for overclocking.

Reversed the case fan near the CPU to help exhaust warm air from the case. Front and GPU fans pull in for some overpressure, and PSU is isolated, pulling from top, and exhausting directly out the back.

Comments Sorted by:

ThePCGamer123 7 points 18 months ago

The i3 paired with a 750 Ti is an amazing combo! Also +2 if I could.

TheNewGuy01 2 points 18 months ago

Very nice build my friend! I am in fact making the exact same build (almost) for college!...and to replace my 7-year old laptop. Hey, +1 from me and I hope your kids enjoy this computer!

SothothFatalis 1 point 17 months ago

Normally I might criticize the PSU, but your 750 TI and i3 have such a low power draw I don't think it'll matter. And, aside from that, it's a very well balanced and well set up PC.

candy 2 Builds 0 points 18 months ago

Hmm that PSU seems a bit iffy...

dschutt84 3 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

I have the 650w version of that PSU and have owned it for 3 years now with 0 problems. Yes cooler master isn't corsair or seasonic when it comes to PSU's, but they still use pretty good components. 5 year warranty from a trusted company can't be that bad of a buy. Only bad thing about that PSU is the price, could have gotten a Corsair 450 for less.

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